Weight is an obsession amongst backpackers. It isn’t uncommon for some to cut a toothbrush in half to shave a couple of grams off of their pack weight. Backpacking stoves are convenient and practical but many are not super weight efficient. The Esbit Pocket Stove is a great option to […]

Bushcraft Connoisseur just went on a trip to Scotland to camp and hike the highlands. The UK, Scotland in particular is well-known for their cloudy and rainy weather so it was paramount that we had good rain gear. The rain shell that I choose to bring with me was the […]

The headlamp. A ubiquitous piece of gear that is included in the packing list of most outdoor endeavors. The headlamp has major advantages over a hand-held flashlight because it is hands free. Since the light is fixed to your head while you are trekking you can see whatever it is […]

All backpackers or extended trip trekkers likely know what dehydrated food, trail mix and Astronaut Icecream taste like. Not bad right? In fact, when you figure out the exact amount of water and time required, these meals can almost pass for mom’s cooking on a lazy weekend evening, the outdoor […]

If your adventures and treks take you into the mountains or even in the deserts, where usable firewood is hard to find (or you are simply trying to follow Leave No Trace Principles) your going to need a stove to cook your food and boil water. The stove should be […]

If your shopping for a new pair of pants to act as your standalone bottom wear you really should take a look at the Kühl Liberator Convertible pants. Featuring best in class performance materials that are durable, comfortable, dirt and moisture resistant these convertible pants are as at home in […]

The Onelink System Eagles Nest Outfitters has gained a reputation for providing lightweight, affordable camping hammocks with a variety of options and add-on components that fit the needs of weekend car campers to serious back-country hiking enthusiasts. The Onelink system is a packaged deal hammock sleeping system that includes everything […]

As a backpacking and outdoor enthusiast, I am often gifted outdoor gear come holidays or my birthday. While sometimes the gifts are more novelty than something I would really put in my kit for an excursion, every once in a while, I’ll get something that is really useful and would […]

The Biolite camp stove is a very cool, hi-tech stove for camping and backpacking. It does it’s main task incredibly well, but it’s novelty factor, the ability to charge devices, is largely under developed to be sufficiently useful. Technology in its finest form should make a task easier to achieve, […]